Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Royal Derwent Hospital Church - New Norfolk

The former Royal Derwent Hospital had its own Church.  A post-war designed building, the brick work features are very interesting in the way that they are used to create and add geometric form to the building, as does the mast that spikes out from the central area of the building.  Glass was also another feature used extensively in the design.  The Church ceased being used in 2000 when the Royal Derwent Hospital closed down.  It's future remains uncertain as the entire area is under redevelopment, so it's likely this building's fate will be sealed in the near future.

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